“WE ALL LOVE THE MOTHER EARTH… AND WE’LL COME BACK AGAIN AND AGAIN JUST TO PROTECT IT… FOREVER.” — from the “65”
Earth, also called the world and, less frequently, Gaia (and Terra in some works of science fiction) is the third planet from theSun, the densest planet in the Solar System, the largest of the Solar System’s four terrestrial planets, and the only astronomical objectknown to accommodate life. The earliest life on Earth arose at least 3.5 billion years ago. Earth’s biodiversity has expanded continually except when interrupted by mass extinctions. Although scholars estimate that over 99 percent of all species that ever lived on the planet are extinct, Earth is currently home to 10–14 million species of life, including over 7.3 billion humans who depend upon its biosphere and minerals. Earth’s human population is divided among about two hundred sovereign states which interact through diplomacy, conflict, travel, trade and communication media.
According to evidence from radiometric dating and other sources, Earth was formed around four and a half billion years ago. Within its first billion years, life appeared in its oceans and began to affect its atmosphere and surface, promoting the proliferation of aerobic as well as anaerobic organisms and causing the formation of the atmosphere’s ozone layer. This layer and the geomagnetic field blocked the most life-threatening parts of the Sun’s radiation, so life was able to flourish on land as well as in water. Since then, the combination of Earth’s distance from the Sun, its physical properties and its geological history have allowed life to thrive and evolve.
Earth’s lithosphere is divided into several rigid tectonic plates that migrate across the surface over periods of many millions of years. Seventy-one percent of Earth’s surface is covered with water, with the remainder consisting of continents and islands that together have many lakes and other sources of water that contribute to the hydrosphere. Earth’s poles are mostly covered with ice that includes the solid ice of the Antarctic ice sheet and the sea ice of the polar ice packs. Earth’s interior remains active with a solid iron inner core, a liquid outer core that generates the magnetic field, and a thick layer of relatively solid mantle.
Earth gravitationally interacts with other objects in space, especially the Sun and the Moon. During one orbit around the Sun, Earth rotates about its own axis 366.26 times, creating 365.26 solar days or one sidereal year. Earth’s axis of rotation is tilted 23.4° away from the perpendicular of its orbital plane, producing seasonal variations on the planet’s surface with a period of one tropical year (365.24 solar days). The Moon is Earth’s only natural satellite. It began orbiting Earth about 4.53 billion years ago. The Moon’s gravitational interaction with Earth stimulates ocean tides, stabilizes the axial tilt and gradually slows the planet’s rotation.
“… AND, WE ARE ALL CONNECTED TO EACH OTHER.”— from the “65”
“LANCE RAYMUNDO: “TRANSFORMATIONS”
ONCE UPON A TIME, THERE’S AN ACTOR NAMED “LANCE”…
JUST LIKE NATURE, HE VALUED LIFE, BEAUTY AND FREEDOM…
JUST LIKE ART, HE RECREATED HIMSELF
IN A MORE JOYOUS TUNE
LIKE THE COLORS OF THE WIND,
HIS LIFE INSPIRED OTHERS
HIS ARTISTRY AS AN ACTOR WENT BEYOND FARTHER THE HORIZONS
JUST LIKE NOW, HE’S NOMINATED AS BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR AT THE MADRID INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL…
AND MORE TO COME.
LANCE RAYMUNDO: TRANSFORMATIONS.
THIS TIME, HE’S AMONG THE “44’…
PLAYING A GOOD POLICE DOCTOR IN HIS UPCOMING FILM “BEYOND THAT DOOR”.
AND AS THE EARTH BLOOMS WITH MIGHT AND POWER,
LANCE, IN HIS SECOND LIFE, WILL JUST DO MORE AND MORE…
(written by robert manuguid silverio, TOGETHER WITH THE “65”-beyond the edges of time and space, dated: may 27, 2015)*
“… AND WE ARE ALL CONNECTED TO EACH OTHER.”— 65.*
(FROM SSSIP*-Thank you Asia’s Got Talent for the El Gamma Penumbra video above they uploaded on Youtube.Com, and to “1230308” for uploading on Youtube.com the Pocahontas “Colors of the Wind” lyric video on the upper space).***
“Charlie, ‘wag kang mangamba, hindi ka nag-iisa…”
Charlie, kung ikaw man ‘yung bumisita sa aking silid nu’ng isang mainit na hapon, bandang alas-tres, okey lang ‘yun sa akin…
Dahil alam ko, narinig mo ang ang pangalan mo nu’ng nasambit ko sa aking isipan ang iyong pangalan, nu’ng mismong mga sandaling iyon na nalungkot ako sa iyong pagyao at paglisan…
Bumukas ang silid ko at pagkatapos ng limang minuto, malakas na nagsara.
Nakadama ako ng kasama, isang very light na kasama, very relaxing, very jolly… pero nakadama rin ako ng kaunting galit, kasi tinatamad akong magpunta sa lamay mo nu’ng hapon na iyon…
At kagabi, finally, I managed to conquer my negativity at malumanay akong nakapunta sa Marian Memorial Chapels kung saan ay nakahimlay ka…
Kaibigan ko ang iyong asawang si Marivic, at kapitbahay namin kayo sa Kingsville Subdivision…
Pero higit pa roon, kasamahan ka ng aking ama sa industriya. Kaibigan mo ang aking ama… at ako.
Marahil, ang pagbukas ng pintuan sa aking kuwarto maski walang hangin at napakainit- ay, isang imbitasyon mula sa iyo na dalawin kita.
Kaya naman, ngayon ko nadama, mahal din pala ako ng mga tao sa showbiz…
Na tulad mo, naaalala pa rin nila ako, at, iniimbita.
Kagabi, nakausap ko ang iyong anak na si Charleson.
Napakaganda ng mga napag-usapan namin…
Kaya alam ko, nasaan ka man ngayon, ay tanggap mo na.
Dahil gaya nga ng nasabi sa akin ni Charleson, you lived a full life…
Ibinuhos mo sa industriya ng pelikula ang buong pagkatao mo’t kaluluwa…buong-buo at halos wala ka nang itinira sa sarili mo.
Maski ba kadalasan, nawawaglit na sa isipan mo na may anak ka- si Charleson, na mahal na mahal na mahal ka.
Kaya naman nung mga huling araw ninyo together, nasulit lahat ang mga pagkukulang…
Nagkasama kayo ng iyong anak ng buong-buo. Nag-akapan, nag-arugaan, nagmahalan…
Kaya naisip ko, Charlie, ngayong buhay pa ang aking ama, hindi ko na siya pababayaan.
Salamat kay Charleson, at may natutuhan ako sa kanya.
Huwag Kang Mag-alala, Charlie.
Hindi ka nag-iisa.
Narito kaming lahat para sa iyo.
At ihahatid ka ng mga “kaibigan” ko…
Hindi ka NILA pababayaan.
Balang araw, Charlie, magkikita pa rin tayo.
Hintayin mo lang ako.
at, PAHABOL, ikaw si “CHARLIE BROWN”.
(isang blog tribute para sa yumaong si Charlie Peralta, isang film cinematographer ng Star Cinema Productions, iniakda sa petsang Mayo 26, mula sa kakaibang dimensyon ng panahon at oras, kasama ang “65”.***)
MGA KUHA SA WAKE NI CHARLIE PERALTA NUNG MAYO 25, 2015 SA IBABA, PHOTOS BY ROBERT SILVERIO:
“flowers for charlie”
Adamson University Chorale, Letran Singing Ambassadors, Technological Institute of the Philippines Choral Society, Quezon City Performing Arts Children’s Choir, The New University of Makati Singers, University of Asia and the Pacific Chorale, the St. John Bosco Chorale, UST Accountancy Chamber Singers.
They all participated for the Finals in the FEU Auditorium last May 23. The University of the Philippines Los Banos Choral Ensemble (who won last year) also competed on the Open Category that afternoon and won second place.
The only European Union sponsored choral competition in the Philippines.
Below are the choir winners who all qualified to Grand Finals last May 23 (In no particular order):
University of Asia and the Pacific Chorale
St. John Bosco Chorale
Adamson University Chorale
Quezon City Performing Arts Children’s Choir
The Templar Singing Ambassadors
TIP Chorale Society
The Accountancy Chamber Singers
De La Salle – Dasmariñas Chorale
The University of Makati Chorale
The only European Union sponsored choral competition in the Philippines.
May 23, 2015 Grand Finals of High School and Open Category
Winners for High School Category:
2nd Place: University of the Philippines Rural High School Glee Club
3rd Place: St. Scholastica’s Academy Marikina High School Glee Club
Winners for Open Category:
Champion: Holy Angel University Chorale
2nd Place: University of the Philippines Los Baños Choral Ensemble
3rd Place: The Accountancy Chamber Singers
Congratulations! See you again for the next Musica FEUROPA!
“Madali, super dali“, came Lance’s Raymundo’s quick answer when asked about how’s it playing a good cop in his latest film Beyond That Door. “Whenever they pass me a good character, I know I could easily portray it because it’s basically who I am. A good man. Pero hindi ko pinapakiusap na bigyan ako ng good roles na tulad niyan, it just comes. And I am glad I am always given good roles to portray at.
“In this new film of mine, Beyond That Door, I portray a good cop/police doctor who’s well-bred and a graduate of Harvard University in the U.S.”, Lance continued saying. “So I was supposed to have an accent of that kind of Harvard grad. The American thwang, as what they say. Good to realize that I do have that.”
And in one shooting scene, Lance’s co-actor thought that Lance was making a mistake for speaking in an “American thwang“. His co-actor whispered to him that he’s been ad-libing too much English words in his speaking lines. But Lance disclosed to his co-actor that it was his character in the film, and the film’s director attested to it. The co-actor simply didn’t know it.
The film Beyond That Door will jump start Lance’s shift into portraying goodie-goodie roles again onscreen. The last film he did before this, Maskara, made Lance portray a bad character of a playboy-politician. And that would be the last “bad boy” role he’ll ever portray.
“My representative-agent, Shandii Bacolod, will now look for projects that would cast me as a good person this time”, Lance continued saying. “We’ve talked about it and we both decided that it’s high time for me to portray good persons onscreen. It’s because a lot of people now gets confused on my looks. I lost three movie projects because of the way I look now- that I look so mabait daw– and the roles they were giving were bad characters. When they saw me in story conferences and meetings, they changed their minds. But it’s okay for me. I just feel now, there’s a divine intervention towards everything- that maybe, God wants me this time to portray good and saintly roles- because I looked a lot younger and saintly after I emerged from my facial accident last year.”
With the case of the film Beyond That Door, the director of the film, Franco Arce, totally changed the character that was meant for Lance in the film just to accommodate the actor.
“When the director saw me, he was shocked at once”, Lance revealed. “I’ve worked with him in an indie film before I met my accident last year. But this time that he saw me, he was so surprised with the new look that I have. So what they did, the director and his staff had a brief meeting in a separate room, and when they emerged, they told me that they’ll be changing my character in the film which was supposed to be a bad one- to that of a good cop who just graduated from Harvard University.”
That why now, Lance and his representative- Shandii Bacolod-, opted to do a new pictorial for the actor in Tagaytay City so that the public will be much aware now in Lance’s “physical transition” after his facial accident last year. To totally let the public be aware that Lance is now looking much younger and ANGELIC. And he does not fit for any bad boy roles anymore.
“This is a special challenge in my life now, a renewed mission”, Lance declared at the end. “As an actor, we all undergo certain processes. And the only permanent thing in this world is CHANGE. Because we live in a transitional world, and Paradise is where everything would be eternal and forever. But again, I have a mission. And maybe God is preparing me for that even more.”
Very well said, Papa Lance.
(words by robert manuguid silverio)
PHOTOS COURTESY OF MR. LANCE RAYMUNDO